About the project

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Once complete, ZapSibNeftekhim will be Russia’s largest modern petrochemical complex. The facility will incorporate:

– a steam cracker with a capacity of 1.5 mtpa of ethylene (process licensed by Linde AG, Germany), 500 ktpa of propylene and 240 ktpa of high-margin by-products (butadiene, 1-butene, MTBE, and pyrolysis gasoline)

– two four-line units to produce various grades of polyethylene with a total capacity of 1.5 mtpa (process licensed by INEOS, UK)

– a 500 ktpa polypropylene unit (process licensed by LyondellBasell, the Netherlands).

ZapSibNeftekhim is part of the Tobolsk production site, which already includes three major production facilities – monomer and polymer production facilities, along with a power, heat and steam generation facility.

The project aims to support deep conversion of by-products of oil and gas production from Western Siberia, including associated petroleum gas (APG). 

ZapSibNeftekhim will use cutting-edge hydrocarbon processing technology and logistics to ensure reliable and safe operation, and high performance of the capex project.

The construction project mainly involves Russian companies and an estimated 46 million man-hours of work by engineers and construction workers. 

Construction involves the following Russia-made technological materials and equipment:

– Approximately 1 thousand items of process equipment

– Over 130 thousand tonnes of metal structures

– Around 20 thousand tonnes of piping

– Over 200 km of plastic piping

– Over 3 thousand km of cabling

Supplies for the project are sourced in 35 Russian regions.

The project status update, February 2018:

Overall project progress:

Design and engineering: 99.6%

Supplies of equipment and materials: 94.0%

Construction and installation: 58.7%

Unit progress (design, assembly, construction and installation):

Steam cracker: 75.4%

Polyethylene unit: 75.9%

Polypropylene unit: 83.5%

Off-site facilities: 80.5%

Logistics platform: 58.3%